Union minister for health and family welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad laid the foundation stone of 250-bed expansion of Nehru Hospital on Saturday on the occasion of 51st foundation day of the institute as well as the closing ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
According to a Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) release, the new 250-bed (expansion of Nehru hospital), which is a five-storey building with basement, will cater to the needs of the ailing humanity covering not only the northern states but all other states of the country. The project would be executed by central public works department (CPWD), Chandigarh Branch.
The new block will cater to the patients coming to the departments of oncology, hepatology, endocrinology and ENT. It will have 80 private wards and nine modern modular operation theatres. The project will be completed within an approximate cost of Rs100 crore and is expected to be completed in 18 months. The project will come up as an extension of Nehru Hospital (the old PGI building). It will not only add a new block of 250 beds but will also include 80-bed cancer block.
The function was attended by union health secretary Keshav Desiraju and other health officials.
Ansari honours 10 PGI employees
Ten PGI employees were honoured by Vice-President Hamid Ansari along with Azad by giving them appreciation certificates and mementoes. Those honoured include clerk Malkeet Chand, sanitary inspector Naresh Mahajan, hospital attendants Jagdish Parsad, Kundan Lal and Randhir Singh, laboratory attendants Raj Mal, Raghunath Singh and Bijendra Prasad Yadav, sanitary attendant Kartar Singh, and bearer Chander Shekhar.
PGI to get two new centres in Punjab
New Delhi: The PGIMER, Chandigarh, will get new satellite centres at Sangrur and Ferozepur in Punjab, union health and family welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday.
An in-principle approval has been given to PGIMER to develop a 300-bed satellite centre at Sangrur which could be expanded to a 500-bed facility depending upon the load, Azad said at the golden jubilee celebrations of the institute in Chandigarh.
A 100-bed satellite centre of the institute will also be set up at Ferozepur, stated an official release issued here.
"Over the years, PGIMER has fulfilled its mandate and gained reputation for providing the highest standards of clinical care,"Azad said.